Creating Opportunities For Reconciliation


A new group of participants take the journey through Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Cultural Perspectives Training today to learn about the legacy of colonization, residential schools, and effects of inter-generational trauma, privilege, and racism.

Out of the learning and discussion in the IPS training seminars developed out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, training participants will be creating Calls to Action response plans to turn their ideas into meaningful actions in their organizations.

“It is powerful to see a dialogue about the legacy of colonization and residential schools in the media as the stories of Chanie Wenjack (Secret Path) and Phyllis (Jack) Webstad (Orange Shirt Day) have brought into awareness the need for education and healing in our country,” said Linda Lucas, Indigenous Perspective Society’s Executive Director. “I think we are at a place now where everyone understands the value in strengthening our collaborative relationships. We have many challenges to overcome because it takes time to heal generations of people, which is why we must do it together with a shared common intention.”

To support working professionals, Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Cultural Perspectives Training (CPT) offers a blended learning model that balances in-class sharing, learning, and collaboration with self-guided online resources, research and off-site action-taking. CPT consists of 7 hours of in-person training and 8 hours of online training. CPT is offered either at our in-house training centre, or IPS can come into your organization for a private training for your staff.

A non-profit society with a mission to strengthen the lives of indigenous people, the Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has built its expertise in education and social work with two decades of service supporting the health of indigenous children and families. IPS currently has a 3 year CARF accreditation for delivery of the Aboriginal Social Work Training Program. IPS provides training, research, and policy support to Delegated Aboriginal Agencies and both the Provincial and Federal Governments.

In 2015, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action whereby Government, organizations, and individuals can act to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2015).

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Media Contacts:
Linda Lucas, Executive Director, 250 391 0007
Alesha Doran, Business Development Coordinator, 250 857 4962